1. fabio1's Avatar
    Hi Guys,

    Just received an update 2.16.66.2, he just seems strange if there killing it off in 3 Months?

    New WhatsApp update on BlackBerry World-img_20160831_134405.png
    08-31-16 07:49 AM
  2. tollfeeder's Avatar
    It's still 4 full months at least and they keep on supporting it, where is the problem?

    Via Pasta CB10
    08-31-16 07:51 AM
  3. fabio1's Avatar
    Who said there was a problem?
    skinnymike1 likes this.
    08-31-16 08:57 AM
  4. tollfeeder's Avatar
    Me, obviously .
    skinnymike1 likes this.
    08-31-16 09:00 AM
  5. PantherBlitz's Avatar
    Basically it means that the team assigned to it will not be reassigned until January. Of course they are still doing their jobs until then.
    08-31-16 09:12 AM
  6. zephyr613's Avatar
    I just checked the Beta Zone (been a Whats App Beta tester for a long time) and there is a new update in there as well - however, the notes identify it to be "matching the version number available within Blackberry World" so I expect this is the beginning of the end of the Beta. Shame.
    08-31-16 09:16 AM
  7. kvndoom's Avatar
    Their announcement a few months back stated they would support it fully up until the end of the year, when it goes kaput. At least they're keeping their word.

    Blackberry Poptart SE - Cricket Wireless
    08-31-16 09:27 AM
  8. karthik binnu's Avatar
    Hi

    I want backup my whatsapp messages every thing how can I get ?

    Posted via CB10
    08-31-16 09:56 AM
  9. jafrul's Avatar
    Hi

    I want backup my whatsapp messages every thing how can I get ?

    Posted via CB10
    Doesn't really understand this question.



    Anyway, the new update has nothing new visually. Probably everything under the hood.
    And there's no opt out of facebook option neither. Or I didn't see it.
    Anyone?

    Posted via going, going, gone PassportSQW100-1/10.3.2.2888 on CB10 app.
    08-31-16 10:02 AM
  10. moyah8's Avatar
    I'm more sceptic of this update.

    I call their bluff and think this update is designed to further place a time limit, or has I've recently discovered (whatsapp expired), so this "update" may just be them resetting the expiration clock!

    Posted via CB10 on my ClassicSQC100-1/10.3.2.2876
    08-31-16 10:05 AM
  11. royabsa's Avatar
    Their announcement a few months back stated they would support it fully up until the end of the year, when it goes kaput. At least they're keeping their word.

    Blackberry Poptart SE - Cricket Wireless
    Support it fully? Barely. There are many new updates stuff that are not implemented in the BB10 - but yeah I don't blame them.

    Posted via PassportSQW100-1/10.3.2.2876
    08-31-16 10:31 AM
  12. dkonigsberg_wa's Avatar
    so this "update" may just be them resetting the expiration clock!
    Yes, that was actually the primary motivation for this (2.16.66) update. The previous release (2.16.58) was due to expire in October, and I'm pretty sure users want to be able to continue using the app until the end of the calendar year.
    Uzi, moyah8, Vistaus and 2 others like this.
    08-31-16 10:48 AM
  13. moyah8's Avatar
    Yes, that was actually the primary motivation for this (2.16.66) update. The previous release (2.16.58) was due to expire in October, and I'm pretty sure users want to be able to continue using the app until the end of the calendar year.
    Somebody gets me! LOL

    Posted via CB10 on my ClassicSQC100-1/10.3.2.2876
    skinnymike1 likes this.
    08-31-16 11:19 AM
  14. AmritD's Avatar
    Yes, that was actually the primary motivation for this (2.16.66) update. The previous release (2.16.58) was due to expire in October, and I'm pretty sure users want to be able to continue using the app until the end of the calendar year.
    Actually they want to continue using it after the calendar year as well

    Z30STA100-2/10.3.2.2876
    skinnymike1 likes this.
    08-31-16 11:28 AM
  15. emanuel0ss0's Avatar
    Actually they want to continue using it after the calendar year as well

    Z30STA100-2/10.3.2.2876
    I see what you did there
    skinnymike1 likes this.
    08-31-16 09:58 PM
  16. keliew's Avatar
    Let's just hope they didn't slip in a malware for data mining off FB.

    BlackBerry Passport via CB10
    09-01-16 02:40 AM
  17. BigAl_BB9900's Avatar
    Actually they want to continue using it after the calendar year as well

    Z30STA100-2/10.3.2.2876
    Yes they do!

    I'd happily pay a small subscription to keep WhatsApp on my Passport.

    None of my business messaging is via WhatsApp (I actually have clients who are still wedded to BBM), but WhatsApp is the default messaging app for friends and family, and I have no wish to go back to carrying 2 smartphones, nor do I want to ditch my Passport (best mobile device I have ever owned).
    09-01-16 08:12 AM
  18. eliteBBerry's Avatar
    update because of new terms facebook, number sharing with social networking?!
    09-01-16 04:26 PM
  19. Ment's Avatar
    update because of new terms facebook, number sharing with social networking?!
    Meh. FB probably got your info long ago from one of your contacts already.
    09-01-16 04:48 PM
  20. Vladislavt's Avatar
    Any chance that anyone know how to disallow sharing information with facebook, for us users who have created whatsapp account years ago?
    09-01-16 06:07 PM
  21. anon(4170934)'s Avatar
    Why are these updates coming if they plan to kill Whatsapp next year???
    09-01-16 08:03 PM
  22. Ment's Avatar
    Why are these updates coming if they plan to kill Whatsapp next year???
    read post #12 . kill clock reset.
    09-01-16 08:07 PM
  23. Halifax Guy's Avatar
    Why are these updates coming if they plan to kill Whatsapp next year???
    They are updating their program for the Android and iOS devices. BlackBerry 10 devices are receiving the updates because the developers of Whatsapp stated that the latter devices would be able to access the app until the end of this year. It isn't rocket science, in fact it isn't even as important as a good night's rest.

    Posted using a Q10, 10.3.2.2474.
    09-02-16 09:48 AM

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